Adaware Review – Does Adaware Really Work?

Produced by cybersecurity company Lavasoft (formerly commonly referred to as Ad-Aware) Adaware’s goal is to fight the various types of malicious applications and privacy invasions that most users aren’t even aware. Adaware includes programs that track your browsing habits, applications that reroute the browser’s start page, and applications that show annoying advertisements at the most inconvenient times. This free application comes with a number of features that increase your device’s security and ensure that it runs smoothly.

Adaware detected most of the malware that we tossed its way. It had trouble getting rid of some, however. The program comes with numerous useful extras such as a privacy monitor an adaware registry scanner, file shredder and advanced monitoring of network. It’s worth noting however, that adaware can’t provide as much protection as some of the top antivirus tools in the market.

The last time adaware participated in AV-Test lab tests, it was able to block only ninety-five. 4.4% of 0-day threats and 97% known risks. These aren’t bad scores however they’re not even far from the top security suites.

Adaware users who are looking for improved performance should consider alternatives. We suggest Kaspersky, Bitdefender and others due to their reliability and effectiveness in real-world testing. Additionally, only Pro and Total plan users have access to online technical and customer support, which can be a little disappointing for some users. On its website, the company has various information and frequently asked questions.